Open Source CMS Summit 2006 photos

I just processed and uploaded a number of photos that I shot at the Open Source CMS Summit, MooseCamp and Northern Voice. Take a look at the photo gallery to get to know some of the faces behind Drupal.

Boris mann
Boris Mann, co-founder of Bryght and co-organizer of the Open Source CMS Summit, MooseCamp and Northern Voice.

Northern Voice 2006 conference

Met a bunch of interesting (non-Drupal) people at the Northern Voice conference. Here is a selection of them:

Robert scoble
Robert Scoble, Microsoft employee, technical evangelist and blogger extraordinaire. We talked 'Drupal' with him which I'm sure he will be pitching to Bill Gates. ;-)
Tim bray
Tim Bray, Sun Microsystems employee, W3C member and co-inventor of XML. Tim made Sun Microsystems donate a Sun Fire V20z server to the Drupal project. I finally got to say "thank you" in person.
Matt mullenweg
Matt Mullenweg, lead developer of WordPress and co-founder of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and Akismet. We talked about web technologies and open source development on more than one occasion this week. Really nice guy to hang out with!

Yoga for geeks

I attended my first-ever yoga class at the Open Source CMS Summit here in Vancouver. Sarah Pullman organized a "Yoga for Geeks" class. Sarah, a Drupal user herself, showed us some simple exercises that (admittedly somewhat to my surprise) turned out to reveal and relieve quite a bit of muscle tension amongst us Drupal developers. Highly recommended and a must-have session on future Drupal conferences.

Sarah and robert
Sarah Pullman and Robert Douglass cranking out Drupal code.

Vancouver night skiing

Night skiing
After day 2 of the Open Source CMS Summit, some of us went night skiing on Cypress Moutain, located only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver (Canada). From the downhill runs, you have a spectacular view on the city.

Content is NOT king

According to Andrew Odlyzko's research people are more interested in communication than they are in content. In Content is NOT king, Odlyzko writes:

The Internet is widely regarded as primarily a content delivery system. Yet historically, connectivity has mattered much more than content. Even on the Internet, content is not as important as is often claimed, since it is e-mail that is still the true "killer app". The primacy of connectivity over content explains phenomena that have baffled wireless industry observers, such as the enthusiastic embrace of SMS (Short Message System) and the tepid reception of WAP (Wireless Application Protocol).

I wonder how this translates to the adoption rate of internet applications? Will content management systems with a focus on user interaction and syndication (eg. community software like Drupal) grow faster than content management systems that focus solely on delivering content (eg. conventional broadcasting systems)? I think so, yes.

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